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3 Methods for Compensating Localized Heat Generation in Smart Thermostats

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This video goes through one of the most prominent issues with thermostat design, accounting for the…

3D Time of Flight: Understanding the system trade-offs

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Learn how design parameters impact system performance.

Permanent Magnets

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Centuries ago, it was discovered that certain types of mineral rock…

Physiological Effects of Electricity

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Most of us have experienced some form of electric “shock,”…

Basic Electricity Worksheet

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What is the purpose of the switch shown in this schematic diagram?

Transformer—Power Supply

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Power transformer, 120VAC step-down to 12VAC,…

Wound Rotor Induction Motors

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A wound rotor induction motor has a stator like a squirrel cage…

Waveguide Calculator (Circular)

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This tool calculates the cutoff frequency of a circular waveguide

Resistors Types

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These are the most common types of resistors available. Resistors…

Insulator Breakdown Voltage

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The atoms in insulating materials have very tightly-bound electrons,…

Flyback Switch Mode Regulator Calculator

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A calculator for computing several parameters needed in the design of a flyback switch mode regulator

Frequency and Phase Measurement

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An important electrical quantity with no equivalent in DC circuits is…

Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the characteristic impedance of a microstrip.

CMOS Gate Circuitry

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Up until this point, our analysis of transistor logic circuits has…

Polarity of voltage drops

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When using conventional current flow, we can trace the direction of…

Voltmeter Impact on Measured Circuit

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Every meter impacts the circuit it is measuring to some extent, just…

Safe Practices

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If at all possible, shut off the power to a circuit before performing…

Non-right Triangle Trigonometry

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The Law of Sines (for any triangle) The Law of Cosines (for any…

The common-drain Amplifier (JFET)

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Asynchronous Flip-Flop Inputs

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The normal data inputs to a flip flop (D, S and R, or J and K) are…

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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Many electronic circuits use what is called a split or a dual power…

Elementary Circuits

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In the simplest terms you can think of, define what an electrical…

Decibel Measurements

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During the early development of telephone technology, a unit was…

Switch Contact Design

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A switch can be constructed with any mechanism bringing two conductors…

Digital Logic Functions

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We can construct a simple logic functions for our hypothetical lamp…

Voltmeter Design

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As was stated earlier, most meter movements are sensitive devices.…

Simple Op-Amp

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries Four NPN…

Introduction to Insulated-gate Field-effect Transistors

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As was stated in the last chapter, there is more than one type of…

Build a Transformer

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Steel flat bar, 4 pieces Miscellaneous bolts,…

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

The R/2nR DAC: Binary-Weighted-Input Digital-to-Analog Converter

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What Is a R/2nR DAC Circuit? The R/2nR DAC circuit, otherwise known as…

Multimeters

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Seeing as how a common meter movement can be made to function as a…

Series DC Circuits Practice Worksheet with Answers

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In this circuit, three resistors receive the same amount of current (4…

The Thyristor

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A thyristor is a device that has a number of unusual characteristics.…

Advanced Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! Electronic power conversion circuits known…

Voltage Divider Calculator

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The voltage divider is a circuit used to create a voltage less than or equal to the input voltage.

Series Circuit Rules

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Current Components in a series circuit share the same current: Itotal…

Meter Check of a Diode

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The Functionality of Diode Polarity Being able to determine the…

Finite-length Transmission Lines

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A transmission line of infinite length is an interesting abstraction,…

Contributors (6)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

What is Alternating Current (AC)?

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Most students of electricity begin their study with what is known as…

Boolean Relationships on Venn Diagrams

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The fourth example has A partially overlapping B. Though, we will…

Wire-by-Number project kit introduction

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Wire-by-Number project: simple voltage divider Description: Build a…

Introduction to Boolean Algebra

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Mathematical rules are based on the defining limits we place on the…